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Hand painted calligraphy of Ayatul Kursi written in the Thuluth script using gold leaf.


The Throne Verse is the 255th verse of the 2nd surah of the Quran, Al-Baqarah. The verse speaks about how nothing and nobody is regarded to be comparable to God. This is one of the best-known verses of the Quran and is widely memorised and displayed in the Muslim world.


Sumaiyyah Abhi is a full time artist living in the UK. She has a passion for exploring the intricacies of contemporary Arabic calligraphy against a backdrop of traditional shapes and textures.
Bold and visually compelling, each artwork is hand-crafted from start to finish in beautiful and confident strokes. On these canvases, hand applied gold ink and leaf provides a rich embellishment, with an eye to both tradition and modernity.


Please note that sometimes delivery may take a little longer due to a long waiting list and heavier workloads for the artist. 


Arabic reads: 


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِا

للَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَاوَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ


Translation in English: 


There is no god but Allah, He is the Living, the Sustainer of all things. 
He cannot be touched by drowsiness or sleep. 
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. 
Who are you to recommend to him without his permission? 
He knows everything that is in front of or behind the eyes. 
They cannot encompass anything beyond His knowledge, but as much as He wills. 
His throne encompasses the heavens and the earth. 
And it is not difficult for him to contain them. 
He is the Highest and the Greatest. 

(Holy Quran, 2:255)


A bold, elegant painting which is bound to elevate any room along with a beautiful reminder.


Matte Black minimal background with beautiful gold leaf letters working together in perfect simplicity to make up this painting.


Fine art mixed media on stretched canvas shipped in a box. 

Size: 60cm x 42cm / 24in x 16in

Ayatul Kursi (Throne Verse) in Gold Leaf - آية الكرسي

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